An iPod Full Of Nothing

My dreams have finally been realized. I have a simple, elegant way to watch Seinfeld episodes on the go!

The tool that has made this possible is Handbrake Lite. I have played around with the full Handbrake and have had mixed results. Handbrake Lite, however, is just what I need. It has one purpose in life, and that is to rip DVDs (that I own!) to a format that is optimized for iPods with video.

All it takes is a mac, a couple of clicks, and some time. This is amazing. I can't wait to rip the rest of my Seinfeld and Simpsons episodes. Yes, I'm aware that you could watch TV episodes on portable media players for quite some time, but show me where it only took a couple of clicks. This is finally to the point where it is worth the effort, because the effort is minimal. I would love for Apple to embed this functionality directly in to iTunes (iMedia?), but I doubt they will, especially with the CSS nonsense surrounding DVDs.

Now all I need is for public transport to come near my house and I can trade driving for Kramer each and every morning.

1 comment:

Jason said...

If only iTunes were open source. There are so many little extra applications I would like to add to iTunes, and I'm sure there are countless other tasks that could be nicely integrated as well.

I like iTunes enough to keep using it even when I need all of these other utilities, but that isn't the apple model. I should have a one-stop shop with all the features I need.

That is pretty slick though. Dropping your DVD TV sets right to the ipod with minimal clicking.